08:00-08:30 Registration and welcome

08:30-08:45 Opening remarks
– Dr Wojciech Woźniak, Director of Polish State Archives
– Dr Hubert Wajs, Director of AGAD
– Dr Tony Kahane, Chair of Gesher Galicia

08:45-09:00 An introduction to AGAD
– Dr Hubert Wajs, Director of AGAD

09:00-09:15 Coffee break

09:15-09:40 The history of Galician records at AGAD
Chair: Dr Hubert Wajs, AGAD
Keynote speaker: Ms Dorota Lewandowska, Head of Section II, AGAD

09:40-10:40 Jewish Galician records in Polish archives
Chair: Dr Tony Kahane, Gesher Galicia
– Jewish vital record books from the “zabużański” territories held at AGAD (Ms Dorota Lewandowska, AGAD)
– Jewish Galician records in the Przemyśl State Archive (Mr Łukasz Podolak, Przemyśl State Archive)
– Jewish Galician records in the Kraków National Archive (Ms Magdalena Marosz, Kraków National Archive)

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Jewish Galician records in Ukrainian archives
Chair: Mr Michał Majewski, Gesher Galicia
– Jewish Galician records at TsDIAL (Mr Ihor Smolskyi, TsDIAL, Lviv)
– Jewish Galician records at DAIFO (Ms Kateryna Mytsan, DAIFO, Ivano-Frankivsk)
– Holocaust-period records from the Tarnopol region at DATO (Dr Fedir Polianskyi, Director, DATO, Ternopil)

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion – Chair: Dr Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia
– Dr Hubert Wajs
– Mr Sławomir Postek
– Ms Magdalena Marosz
– Mr Łukasz Podolak
– Mr Ihor Smolskyi
– Ms Kateryna Mytsan
– Dr Fedir Polianskyi

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Special records in Polish and Ukrainian state and non-state archives
Chair: Mr Avraham Groll, JewishGen
– Records of Jewish medical students from Galicia (Dr Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia)
– Genealogical sources on Galician Jews in Austrian ministry files and Jewish community books held at AGAD (Mr Sławomir Postek, AGAD)
– Jewish Galician records held at the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw (Dr Anna Rosner, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw)

15:00-15:55 Holocaust records
Chair: Dr Steven Turner, Gesher Galicia
– Records compiled by the Judenrat, including vital records (Dr Tony Kahane, Gesher Galicia)
– Municipal records from the Holocaust period (Mr Michał Majewski, Gesher Galicia; and Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland)
– Records held in Lublin from the Holocaust in Galicia (Dr Emil Majuk, Brama Grodzka Center, Lublin)

15:55-16:10 Coffee break

16:10-16:55 Maps and cadastral records
Chair: Ms Renée Steinig, Gesher Galicia
– Cadastral survey records (Dr Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia)
– Town, cadastral and regional maps (Mr Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia)

16:55-17:55 Gesher Galicia members’ contributions
Chairs: Ms Shelley Pollero, Gesher Galicia; Dr Julian Bussgang, Gesher Galicia
– “Evidence books” from Lwów/Lemberg (Dr Joshua Grayson)
– First World War military records: the case of Kołomyja (Ms Christina Craig)
– Galician school records: the case of Gorlice (Mr Russell Maurer)

17:55-18:00 Closing remarks
– Dr Tony Kahane, Chair of Gesher Galicia
– Dr Hubert Wajs, Director of AGAD

19:00-21:00 Buffet reception




Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

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